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Jon Emmett has succeeded in guiding China’s Xu Lijia to a gold medal in the Laser Radial class in the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth. Jon is the author of Be Your Own Sailing Coach and Be Your Own Tactics Coach – two books that teach dinghy sailors how they can maximise their own performance on the water. Both books and contain expert advice and hundreds of diagrams showing sailors how to get to the front of the fleet.
The ultimate self-learning guide to sailboat racing
In this practical self-coaching guide for the serious racing buff, veteran sailing coach Jon Emmett explains how anyone can improve his or her sailing technique in manageable stages. By breaking down racing into 20 key topics, Emmett shows how aspiring yacht and dinghy racers can learn to measure their own strengths and weaknesses and improve key skills step by step. The book also includes practical tips and wisdom from Olympic champions including Paul Goodison and Joe Glanfield.
World-class sailor Jon Emmett, winner of the Radial Europa Cup series and the UK National Championships, has the sort of on-water experience that could improve the performance and speed of any type of boat. In this essential guide for racing sailors, he outlines the strategies that have made him a top-flight yacht racing tactician and dinghy sailing coach. Each chapter is divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections, providing tactics suited to your individual skill level. Discover how you truly can become your own tactics coach, by structuring your training to achieve maximum results, both in practice sessions and races.
Jon Emmett is a world-class Laser Radial sailor. In 2008, he won the UK National Championships and the Radial Europa Cup series by winning events in Holland, Denmark, Austria and Germany. In 2009 Jon once again won the UK National Championships and the Radial Europa Cup series. In 2010 his key event is the Radial combined World and European Championship which will be sailed in Largs, Scotland. Jon coaches professionally, particularly in single-handed boats. He also acts as a professional yacht racing tactician.